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Uche Ogbuji wrote,
> > Cross-platform? Who said anything about cross-platform? What you're
> > suggesting would prevent interoperability between parsers on the
> > same platform.
> You define "platform" however you like. It's not relevant to the
> issue. If I can't invoke a Python ContentHandler from a Java driver
> while both are running on the same Fedora Core 3 Linux installation
> (does that count as same platform?), why is this a lesser
> interoperability failure than the possible inability to run a use a
> parallelized driver with an arbitrary ContentHandler?
Hmm ... I have to say I'm not at all impressed with this response.
I'm saying that your creative but broken repurposing of the SAX APIs,
whether in their Java variant or their Python variant, would prevent
interoperability between parsers and ContentHandlers from different
implementors on the same platform _however_ defined.
Plug a standard Java ContentHandler into a Java parser with the
semantics you're proposing and it will almost certainly break.
Plug a standard Python ContentHandler (or whatever the equivalent is)
into a Python parser with the semantics you're proposing and it will
almost certainly break.
This is so blindingly obvious that I can only assume that you're